Evelyn de Lacy

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Evelyn de Lacy
Medal record
Women's Swimming
British Empire Games
Gold 1938 Sydney 110 yd freestyle
Silver 1938 Sydney 4×110 yd freestyle
Bronze 1938 Sydney 3×110 yd medley

Evelyn Rose de Lacy (later Whillier, 21 November 1917 – 27 June 2004) was an Australian freestyle swimmer who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

As a 16 year old on 18 December 1933 she set a Western Australian state record in the 100 yard freestyle race at Crawley Baths.[1]

In 1936 she was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100 metre freestyle event. In the 400 metre freestyle competition she was eliminated in the first round.

At the 1938 Empire Games she won the gold medal in the 110 yards freestyle contest. She was also a member of the Australian relay team which won the silver medal in the 4×110 yards freestyle event and the bronze medal in the 3×110 yards medley competition.

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  1. ^ "16-YEAR-OLD GIRL'S RECORD.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933-1954) (Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia). 20 December 1933. p. 7. Retrieved 12 January 2011. 

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